What is Whoopi Goldberg Net Worth and Salary?
Whoopi Goldberg is an American comedian, actress, author, talk show host, singer, and political activist who has a net worth of $60 million. Whoopi enjoyed a very successful film career in the mid-1980s through the 1990s. In recent years, she has worked primarily as a television talk show host.
Whoopi’s annual salary on The View it is 8 million dollars.
Whoopi was born Caryn Elaine Johnson in New York, NY on November 13, 1955. She attended St Columba’s, a local Catholic school in the Chelsea-Elliot area. Whoopi dropped out of high school and lived in East Germany working for a job in theater productions. After that, he moved to Berkeley and worked various jobs such as waiting tables and bricklaying. He joined the Blake Street Hawkeyes theater group and taught comedy and acting classes while performing in various theater productions.
Her first screen appearance took place in Citizen: I’m Not Losing My Mind, I’m Giving It Away in 1982. Whoopi then created a one-woman show composed of various character monologues called Whoopi Goldberg in 1983, and the play went to Broadway. It ran 156 shows. Her next big break came in 1985, when she caught the eye of Steven Spielberg and was cast as Cecile, the lead in The Color Purple . The film was a critical and commercial success and was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, including a nod to Goldberg for Best Actress.
The 90s was when Whoopi really hit her stride, set up by playing the role of a medium in Ghost from the 1990s, starring Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore. This role earned her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress; she was only the second black woman to win an Oscar in that category. Goldberg then starred in two films Star Trek and in 1992, it was launched Sister Act. The film grossed over $200 million, and Goldberg was nominated for a Golden Globe for her role. She reprized her role in the sequel, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit. She became the first African-American woman to host the Academy Awards in 1994. Other notable films she starred in in the 1990s include Corrina, Corrina and The Little Rascals. . The 2000s were also successful for Whoopi as she took on supporting roles in How Stella Got Her Groove Back , Girl, Interrupted and more. She co-produced Hollywood Squares from 1998 to 2004. Whoopi also starred in several installments of the franchise Star Trek .
In 2010, Whoopi starred in his film Tyler Perry, For Colored Girls, alongside Janet Jackson. The film grossed over $38 million worldwide and received positive reviews. At the same time, she did voice work on the critically acclaimed and box office hit Toy Story 3 . Golberg developed a reality show, Ostrich , in 2016 for the Oxygen network. She appeared in another film with Tyler Perry, Nobody’s Fool in 2018 alongside Tiffany Haddish.
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Whoopi is also known for her work as a talk show host and co-host The View . She joined the series in 2001 as a replacement for Rosie O’Donnell. Her debut drew 3.4 million viewers and marked a 7% increase in O’Donnell’s viewership over the previous season. She is known for making divisive comments on the show and has sparked controversy from fans over the years.
In addition to her film and talk show career, Goldberg is also an author of children’s books and non-fiction. He also acted on stage, including in a production of Sister Act in 2010, which was also produced for Broadway. She is an entrepreneur and co-founded Whoopi & Maya, a company that makes medicinal cannabis products for women who need relief from menstrual cramps.
Whoopi has been nominated for over 20 Emmy Awards for The View . In 2009, she won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host. She is known as one of the few entertainers to have won a Grammy, Oscar, Emmy and Tony Award (EGOT). He won a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Recording in 1985 for Whoopi Goldberg: Direct From Broadway , making her only the second female solo performer to receive the award. In addition to a Golden Globe for Ghost , Whoopi also won a BAFTA for that role. In 1990, Goldberg was named an honorary member of the Harlem Globetrotters. Whoopi received a Tony Award in 2002 for her work as producer of the Broadway musical Thoroughly Modern Millie. It also won three People’s Choice Awards. In 2001, Whoopi won the Mark Twain Award for American Humor.
In total, she won over 50 awards and was nominated for 80 more. Goldberg also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2001 at 6841 Hollywood Blvd. She was rumored to be the highest paid actress in film in the 1990s.
Goldberg has been a longtime supporter of LGBTQ rights. In 1999, she received the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Vanguard Award for her work supporting the gay and lesbian community. She participated in the 1987 March On Washington, marching in support of LGBTQ rights and AIDS awareness. She launched Give a Damn with Cyndi Lauper and other celebrities in April 2010, which is a campaign to raise awareness of discrimination against the LGBT community. Goldberg is also on the national board advisory committee of the National Museum of American Illustration. Her humanitarian efforts also include work for Comic Relief.
In 1978, Goldberg witnessed a plane crash in San Diego. Well, she developed PTSD and a lifelong fear of flying.
Whoopi was married three times and was involved with actors Ted Danson and Frank Langella. She was married to Alvin Martin from 1973-1979, David Claessen from 1986-1988 and Lyle Trachtenberg from 1994-1995. He has a daughter, Alexandrea Martin, who is also an actress and producer. Whoopi had Alexandrea when she was 18. He has three grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.
Whoopi has admitted that she is a former drug addict and also suffers from dyslexia. She admitted to smoking marijuana before accepting her Best Supporting Actress award for Ghost in 1991. She spoke out about abortion in the 1991 film The Choices We Made: Twenty-Five Women and Men Speak Out About Abortion .
Goldberg’s mother died in 2010 after suffering a stroke. At the time, Whoopi was singing in the Sister Act The Musical from London. She left the production for two months before returning to London. Goldberg’s brother Clyde died of a brain aneurysm in 2015.
immobility : In 1993, Whoopi paid $2.6 million for a home in LA’s Pacific Palisades neighborhood. She put this house up for sale in January 2018 for $8.8 million. One later, she RAISED the price to $9.6 million. It is still for sale at the time of writing.
She previously owned a 745-acre ranch in Vermont, which she sold for $2 million. She also previously owned an apartment in Manhattan, which she sold in 2010 for $3 million, and a home in Berkeley, which she maintains, sold in 2015 for $2.05 million.
Today, her primary residence is a large estate in West Orange, New Jersey, which she purchased in 2009 for just under $3 million.